A film by Tasha Hubbard
Canada, History/Experimental Animation, 2013
12 min, HD, Color
This film was screened as a part of the 2014 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF17)
This short film preceded the screening of the feature O Mestre e o Divino (Master and Divino)
Buffalo Calling follows the journey of four buffalo calves, orphaned by the horrific buffalo slaughter in the northern plains grasslands. The buffalo calves and their descendants are brought over the Rocky Mountains in the 1870s to a temporary refuge in the plateau region of the Rockies, assisted by the Salish and Kootenai tribe. After the Dawes Act of 1905, they lose their refugee status and are herded into early 20th century railway cars, to be shipped to the northern parklands of Alberta. But the land in which the calves were born and the spirit of the buffalo continue to call for their return. And after 100 years, the buffalo finally come back to the land of their ancestors. BUFFALO CALLING screened as part of imagineNATIVE in 2013.
Print Source: Tasha Hubbard, firstname.lastname@example.org